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Legislation Impacting Special Districts Now at Governor’s Desk

With the State Legislature adjourned for Interim Recess, bills impacting special districts' hiring practices, prevailing wages, workers' compensation and more await the governor's signature or veto.

Read CSDA's final Legislative Hot Sheet highlighting this legislation, and find a comprehensive list of all CSDA tracked legislation by visiting CSDA's Legislative Access Services.

In 2013, CSDA reviewed 2,540 bills introduced by State Legislators and adopted positions on 267. CSDA's Legislative Committee voted to "watch" or monitor 183 bills, support 42 bills and oppose 42 others. Of the bills CSDA opposed, only one has been signed into law thus far, with eight more pending the governor's signature or veto. Of those bills supported by CSDA, 11 have been signed and eight more await action by the governor.

According to Capitol Track, of all the proposals introduced this year, about 45 percent failed to pass during the first year of the Legislature's biennial session. These measures are carried over to next year and will be eligible to be taken up as "Two-Year" bills when the Legislature reconvenes on January 6, 2014. On the other hand, about 30 percent of all bills passed the Legislature.  Many of these measures now await signature or veto prior to the governor's October 13 deadline. Stay tuned for CSDA's year-end review of the final outcome of all legislation impacting special districts.

Lastly, it is important we thank the CSDA Legislative Committee for reviewing and providing feedback on the hundreds of bills CSDA took positions on this year. This committee is at the foundation of CSDA's advocacy efforts.





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